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High Court confirms landmark CJEU ruling on Premier League copyrights, overturns Portsmouth landlady’s criminal convictions

February 2012
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The High Court has confirmed the recent landmark decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and allowed the appeal of Karen Murphy, the Portsmouth landlady who was convicted of two offences under section 297(1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA), of fraudulently receiving Premier League broadcasts by using a Greek decoder card, to show live football matches in her pub.

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